who's your god?

@Qaeyious (2362)
United States
November 17, 2010 1:55am CST
A recent discussion asked "Do you believe in god?" My reply? "Which one?" All these discussions about god that doesn't reference what religion they are talking about. It does make a difference, different religions are different gods. Even christianities differ from each other, even to the point that some do not believe other christianities have the right to call themselves "christian" because they are not following their christianity. Imagine my surprise when I walked into a fundamentalist buddhist chat room - their buddhism was the correct buddhism. That sent shivers down my spine since I thought at the time of the selfless nature buddhism. That definitely wasn't. Is it possible that there are as many gods as there are living believers? Each with their own version of the truth, including those of more orthodox faiths. I suppose maybe it wouldn't be "orthodox" then, but which believer, if any, is the true one? I originally was going to develop a god concept, but now I don't see the point. Every attempt ended in contradictions that I couldn't get rid of, and at times I worried I might offend some religious groupee and get canned. Nope. Won't play "gotcha!" Follow your own god concept. I might find my own, and chances are billions to one it's not the same as yours.
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11 responses
• United States
21 Nov 10
What would you say if I told you I believe in All the G-ds but I Practice as a Jew. What if I told you it doesn't matter what others try to say about your relationship with G-d is , just be faithful. Or that it doesn't matter which religion you choose. And most of all, if you find None of the world's religions fit you, it is ok.Religion or lack of it is a personal choice.
@Qaeyious (2362)
• United States
23 Nov 10
You are a much better person than me. I take too much pleasure being a cranky old man.
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• United States
23 Nov 10
Thanks!You are not cranky with me!
@Lore2009 (7389)
• United States
17 Nov 10
I sooo agree! I think every god is your own and it's ridiculous that people fight for this. That is why I do not identify to any specific religion.
@Qaeyious (2362)
• United States
19 Nov 10
Amen, brother/sister! May I introduce everyone to Unitarian Universalism? We are open to all faiths, religions, philosophies. http://uua.org/visitors/spiritualtopics/index.shtml
@Lore2009 (7389)
• United States
20 Nov 10
Looks like a religion of it's own.
• Canada
17 Nov 10
Most people on this planet would think you were insane if you said that god spoke to you and gave you a mission to lead people somewhere, or build a giant boat and fill it with animals. Yet those same people believe that really happened. If they really believed in their god, deep down, they would not assume a person who claims to be a prophet is insane. Many relgious people would think I was ridiculous if said I believed in the whole ancient greek pantheon and offered incense to Apollo, but they have no problem believing things even more contradictory and unlikely. It confuses me.
@san1980 (69)
• India
17 Nov 10
well qaeyious, it's really hard to believe that god really exists in this universe!!....we really don't have any good proofs regarding same and even science is yet to prove the existence of god!! i think having a good self belief system is good enough for our lives.
@Qaeyious (2362)
• United States
19 Nov 10
Some delusions are helpful. Hyonosis is the most famous example, where you get your mind to accept a fact that your mind refuses to accept, as in the case of phobias that are unhelpful delusions. Panic attacks are another unhelpful delusion, the placebo another helpful one. Whatever works to get you by I have no problem with. It only becomes a problem when citizens of an allegedly free country try to legislate their belief systems into law. Or demonize other free citizens for not following their god concept. Or lack thereof.
• India
17 Nov 10
god is the creature of the world. nobody has seen god i think you might also? god is one.
@krajibg (11939)
• Guwahati, India
17 Nov 10
Hello friend you seem to contradict your own words. Once you said god is the creature of this Earth and said again that none has seen him. Actually God is mere a concept to control people with the threat that if they did not listen to God or obeyed his way they would have to face music.
@Fireheart (683)
• India
17 Nov 10
Well there is a god thats certain, and its everywhere in us and in all living and non living creatures, not in particular god has different forms too and shapes, some one that guides all our fate, i believe the reason why we go to temple is to awaken that godly feeling in us and guide our spirits to a path of victory and safety and to live on, whatever religion that we are in does not matter, as far as i know every religious path is somewhat the same concept to live peacefully and do good to others.
@Qaeyious (2362)
• United States
19 Nov 10
Sounds good to me. Is this a branch of Hinduism or in general, or another philosophy or religion? If it is Hinduism, I must ask if castes are still being observed. If so, are there any who disagree with that practice?
@jothis (519)
• India
17 Nov 10
Obviously I d believe in God. But i never visit temple or shrine frequently. I do it once or twice in a year. For me god live in ourselves. I never saw god, but i have experienced the presence of god. Each and every human has their own view about this supreme power With Regards
@Qaeyious (2362)
• United States
18 Nov 10
Greetings. There are some christians who just go to church for Christmas (celebrating the birth) and/or Easter (celebrating the resurection.) May I guess you are Hindu? Are there specific holidays you celebrate or worship? I just learned about Diwali (or Deepavali), the Festival of Lights, less than a week ago.
@alottodo (3061)
• Australia
18 Nov 10
To me God is a supreme being, a formless entity [ no male or female]it's in all of us and in the universe, and there is not two of them just one. I believe religion can be misleading in a lot of subjects as it was written by man[and man only]to satisfy their own ego and have [ the lesser human been] [ meaning females] do as they want and think its proper. In many ways I do not believe in religion...too many people killed in the past and even today! I just ask myself if a religious person can and [ do] kill other human...do they really believe in God?. We all share one earth and one universe we are part of the whole kit and caboodle.
@thesids (22358)
• Bhubaneswar, India
18 Nov 10
Hi Qaeyious For me (in my own personal opinion) God is all about Goodness and Love for all. I find God in anyone who helps others without self interests. Though I am a Hindu by birth, I have never believed in any Form of Worship. Yes, I do believe that there is some super power that controls everything in the universe and just once before going to bed and getting out of bed - I say "Thanks for everything" and "Wish me Luck" to that power. Cheers, theSids.
• United States
18 Nov 10
My God is really powerful and knows how to strike down trees. He has the power to build trees and produce animals for a farm in just a day. Even more, he can do anything that seems impossible for me. He is far superior than all other powers, and can take on the mightiest of Devils to have them blown away into dust. Billions of people were created by him and no one can escape what he made for them. This power lets people invent things such as light depending upon there hard and good works alike. Its seems befitting that the future of such works will only be under his control. That is my God.
@bwaybaby (904)
• United States
17 Nov 10
My general belief is that there is one god, but that people worship him in different ways, hence all the different religions. But that's just my opinion. I don't really understand how people can say their religion is any better than any other. There are so many that, if you believe your one way is the only way to worship properly, you could very well be wrong.